October/November 2010 Update

Hello everyone!

Thought I'd jump in and give the blog a bit of an update, since some cool things have happened lately, and I thought it would be nice to balance out my kind of a bummer post from last month.  To clarify that last post, my goal was to describe the unemployment process that I've been through and experienced, while also giving an update.  In general, things are getting better every day, and lately things have been pretty great, all things considered.  I still don't have a job, but I've had an interview (if not multiple interviews) every week for more than a month straight.  It has been great, and it seems like things are starting to go in my favor.  As one opportunity drops out, others have popped up in it's place.  This unemployment situation will go away soon (I feel confident about this!), and in the meantime I'm trying to spend time with friends and my roommates, learn about community/social media, and enjoy myself.

I love San Francisco, and one of the best things about the city is that everyone here loves to party and loves to get together and celebrate something awesome. Whether it's Pride Week, Folsom St Fair (which was…interesting?), Love Fest, or the Giants winning the World Series…people in this city really come together and have a good time.  This week it was the Giants winning the World Series, and yesterday I had the pleasure to join 1.4 Million people in downtown San Francisco for their ticker tape parade, as well as the Key to the City Ceremony.  The crowd was MASSIVE, and it was amazing to see such a diverse group of people all celebrating something and getting along.

I started watching Giants games during the playoffs, mostly because everyone in this city really gets behind the Giants in force.  Everyone wears Giants shirts/hats, watches the game at bars or with friends, and you can always hear yelling/cars honking after every run scored and every game won.  My neighborhood went completely nuts when we won the World Series on Monday, even leading to some riots on the west side of the Mission.

Yesterday was a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky, and it was great to be in the company of such great fans to celebrate a great team.  I've come to really love the Giants players and their personalities, as these are some really funny and interesting guys.  Brian Wilson, Tim Lincecum, and Buster Posey are three of my favorites, but guys like Uribe and Aubrey Huff are also tons of fun to watch.

Next year I'm definitely going to have to go to as many games as I can, as the team is an amazing group of atheletes and I can't wait to see what they do next season.